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Poster: Spuzz Date: May 30, 2004 5:30am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Review of Sid Vision

So I saw Sid Vision last night, and it was alright. I thought it totally just skimmed the surface of his career actually and made Sid Vicious to be just this guy who produced nothing but kid-scare movies (which was hardly the case, see Ingenuity In Action for an excellent example of his 'hot rod films') and the film never really touched upon how Sid was so homophobic aside from an incident with a neighbor.
Aside from THAT, the film is still chockful of information about most of the films he made, with comments from Mr. Prelinger, Ken Smith (great to finally see what he looks like) and another female who I've never heard of before, I believe her name is Ann Broulle? Who is she Rick?.
As Rick says in the film, I was amazed that Mr Davis made 144 films in his career. Rick said some of his faves included Age 13 (which I probably will need to see again, it's on the site) and another film which totally looks amazing, Gang Boy. Rick, ummmm, I think you know what's coming up next, any chance we'll see 'Gang Boy' online soon??

Other then leaving a lot out, this is a MUST SEE for seeing some clips of his films you've never seen before (like "Dangerous Stranger") and other clips (I recognized "Habit Patterns" (Is'nt that pathetic?)), hearing great comments about the man, and having Sid talk himself.

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: May 30, 2004 6:28am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Review of Sid Vision

Still no IMDB page for Sid Vision. Do you know if it is going to play elsewhere anytime soon?

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: May 30, 2004 10:53am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Review of Sid Vision

Michelle Boulé is a grad student in education at NYU. She's done a bunch of research on the history of educational films, not just Sid Davis, and is a proud resident of the counterculture as well as an academic...she partners with Irwin Chusid to do occasional screenings of Incorrect Music Videos in New York, and has often DJed on WFMU.

When we get our DVD project going, the Sid Vision people and I are going to collaborate on a disc with their doc and a bunch of Sid's films, plus whatever else we can cram on the disc.

And as for Gang Boy, yes...it'll be in the next group of films Skip digitizes.